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|Publication Number: Date: Nov/Dec 1997|
Issue No: Vol. 61 No. 3
Date: Nov/Dec 1997
by Richard Weingroff
For more than 100 years, the United States and Europe have waged a friendly competition to build the best highways.
by Robert A. Ford and Donald A. Symmes
The program looks throughout the world for the best and most appropriate technology, management practices, and research that can be cost-effectively adapted to programs in the United States.
by Nels Ericson
The "Technology Truck" is part of a program to inform state and local decision-makers about the state-of-the-art in commercial vehicle technologies and the benefits of Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)/Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO) Program.
by Michael Kulbacki
The Colorado Department of Transportation, in cooperation with FHWA, instituted a series of initiatives to develop a rural ITS (RITS) program.
by Galina Belfor, Lee-Jane Chen, Charles Liu, Paul Pisano, and Eileen Singleton
FHWA created the Advanced Rural Transportation System (ARTS) Compendium as a tool to track current technology applications related to rural areas and to help identify areas in need of further research and field testing.
by Yasuhiko Iwasaki
The people of Japan look to intelligent transportation systems to solve pressing traffic problems.
by Bob Bryant
Demo '97, the demonstration of the technical feasibility of automated highway systems (AHS) technologies by the National AHS Consortium, was a huge success.
by Bob Bryant and Bonnie L. Harper-Lore
On Aug. 27, 1997, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater dedicated a roadside native wildflower garden in honor of Mrs. Lyndon Johnson.
by Roy O. Nelson
The largest single design-build highway contract in the United States provides for the reconstruction of I-15 through the Salt Lake City metropolitan area in time for the 2002 Winter Olympics.
by Peter Kissinger and Nicole Testa
Created three years ago as a first-stop service center to speed the introduction of innovative technologies into the highway marketplace, HITEC has filled an unprecedented role in the highway community.
by Cheryl M. Nash and Morgan Cotton
An award-winning wetland compensation project in Illinois is now a model for wetland mitigation in the Midwest.